Kate Middleton and Prince William Hit the Arcade in Surprise Beachside Outing!
The royal couple headed to the summer
resort spot Barry Island on Wednesday as businesses in Wales start to reopen
their doors amid the coronavirus crisis. In hearing about the pandemic’s effect
on tourism, they stopped by an arcade before it opens to the public.
Kate and William, both 38, both tried their
hands at a claw machine — however, their three children will be disappointed
that they came up short. Kate’s claw did hook a stuffed animal, to which the
royal gave an enthusiastic double thumbs-up, before expressing her
disappointment when the toy shook loose as the crane lifted.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also
spoke with business owners at a café and visited new beach huts on the
promenade, recently restored with the installation of public art, entertainment
spaces, a climbing wall and water feature.
For the outing, Kate recycled an elegant
belted long-sleeved seersucker dress decorated with a pink floral print by
Emilia Wickstead, which she previously wore for the unveiling of her third
“Back to Nature” garden in Sept. 2019.
Kate and Prince William then headed to the
Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff to speak with staff, residents and family in
the garden — reuniting them with some of the home’s residents who participated
in the bingo game the couple hosted via video call in May!
The royals learned about the residents’ and
staff’s challenges during the coronavirus outbreak and how they’ve been able to
keep in touch with their loved ones.